The Chemical Education Material Study, better known as CHEM Study, was developed in the early 1960s at U.C. Berkeley's College of Chemistry and Lawrence Hall of Science, and Harvey Mudd College, and continued at the Lawrence Hall of Science through the 1980s. The goals of CHEM Study, as set forth in the original proposal to the National Science Foundation, were:
- (a) to diminish the current separation between scientists and teachers in the understanding of science;
- (b) to encourage teachers to undertake further study of chemistry courses that are geared to keep pace with advancing scientific frontiers, and thereby improve their teaching methods;
- (c) to stimulate and prepare those high school students whose purpose it is to continue the study of chemistry in college as a profession; and
- (d) to further in those students who will not continue the study of chemistry after high school an understanding of the importance of science in current and future human activities."
-- The CHEM Study Story
This archive is meant to preserve this seminal curriculum project, and make it available to students and teachers to learn from and reuse.